The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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HERACLES The great hero of the Greeks , and possibly once lord of Tiryns , an
ancient citadel in the Peloponnese . He was known to the Romans as Hercules .
The daughter of KRONOS and Rhea , Hera was Zeus's older sister and queen of
When Heracles arrived , he was welcomed by Hippolyta , who handed over the
belt without demur . But Hera was furious that Heracles should have such luck ,
and stirred up the Amazons against him . In the desperate fight that followed ...
As one of his labours , HERACLES had to bring back her girdle to Tiryns . Either
he did so by capturing Hippolyta , or Hippolyta generously gave Heracles the
girdle , whereupon HERA , disguised as an Amazon , persuaded the Amazons
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